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I really love this one of the Carina Nebula:

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Bigger sizes here and related story here.

I have this as my wallpaper now. The colors are just right, and there's just so much neat stuff in the picture. Most of space is empty and cold but this region looks quite happening.

If you find any other cool astronomy photos, post them in this thread.
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Turn around and I will get a picture of Uranus . . . with Klingons.

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:hysterical:

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Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
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Bearguin wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
Are you saying Uranus has a new alias?

What do you call Uranus now?
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He calls it Surfer Bird.
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Ouranos. Closer to original Greek and it doesn't make 12 year olds snicker.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Bearguin wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
Are you saying Uranus has a new alias?

What do you call Uranus now?

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Bearguin wrote:Urectum

I barely touched 'im!
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Bearguin wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
Are you saying Uranus has a new alias?

What do you call Uranus now?
How about Turd Cutter? Hey, hey, hey. It's just a fucking suggestion, OK?
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Some pictures of Earth taken from the ISS:

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And 30 others if you follow the link.
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Awestruck I am.
In fact, 10,500 BC was the first time Orion's belt was ever visible in the night sky and the alignment is perfect.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:It's not pronounced "your anus" any more. Now it's "urine ass".

If you guys don't stop it with the Uranus puns, they'll declare it no longer really a planet.

They already pulled that shit once, you know.
Plutocrats are always complaining, but what about Ceres. From the link: "historically Ceres and the first few asteroids were initially classified as planets." Cereians don't complain about the constant reclassification. And then there is Eris who had to get a name change because of Xenaphobia. Pluto has had it easy compared to a lot of space rocks.
In fact, 10,500 BC was the first time Orion's belt was ever visible in the night sky and the alignment is perfect.

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You mean . . . Image XenaPHILIA . . .

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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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Doctor X wrote:You mean . . . Image XenaPHILIA . . .
--J.D.
Celestial bodies...

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DrMatt wrote:
Doctor X wrote:You mean . . . Image XenaPHILIA . . .
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Celestial bodies...

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Anaxagoras wrote:
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Doctor X wrote:You mean . . . Image XenaPHILIA . . .
--J.D.
Celestial bodies...

Image
? :?
#@$@!
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Photopic Sky Survey
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grayman wrote:Photopic Sky Survey
Cool! I just found the Horsehead nebula......and GOD! 8)
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Hubble XDF: 'Extreme Deep Field' Is Farthest View Ever Into Universe (PHOTO)
Published: 09/25/2012 03:29 PM EDT on SPACE.com

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the farthest-ever view into the universe, a photo that reveals thousands of galaxies billions of light-years away.

The picture, called eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, combines 10 years of Hubble telescope views of one patch of sky. Only the accumulated light gathered over so many observation sessions can reveal such distant objects, some of which are one ten-billionth the brightness that the human eye can see.

The photo is a sequel to the original "Hubble Ultra Deep Field," a picture the Hubble Space Telescope took in 2003 and 2004 that collected light over many hours to reveal thousands of distant galaxies in what was the deepest view of the universe so far. The XDF goes even farther, peering back 13.2 billion years into the universe's past. The universe is thought to be about 13.7 billion years old.
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The Helix Nebula: Bigger in Death than Life
A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which NASA has lent to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Remnant of Tycho's Supernova:
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Found here
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Anaxagoras wrote:Hubble XDF: 'Extreme Deep Field' Is Farthest View Ever Into Universe (PHOTO)
Published: 09/25/2012 03:29 PM EDT on SPACE.com

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the farthest-ever view into the universe, a photo that reveals thousands of galaxies billions of light-years away.

The picture, called eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, combines 10 years of Hubble telescope views of one patch of sky. Only the accumulated light gathered over so many observation sessions can reveal such distant objects, some of which are one ten-billionth the brightness that the human eye can see.

The photo is a sequel to the original "Hubble Ultra Deep Field," a picture the Hubble Space Telescope took in 2003 and 2004 that collected light over many hours to reveal thousands of distant galaxies in what was the deepest view of the universe so far. The XDF goes even farther, peering back 13.2 billion years into the universe's past. The universe is thought to be about 13.7 billion years old.
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OK, here is the next task. Take this photo and remove all of the local stars leaving a view of the universe from just outside our galaxy. That would be cool
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Anaxagoras wrote:Remnant of Tycho's Supernova:
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Found here
That should be renamed "Lister's Supernova"

just sayin'
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OK, here is the next task. Take this photo and remove all of the local stars leaving a view of the universe from just outside our galaxy. That would be cool
I don't think there's any local stars in it. They intentionally focussed on a patch of sky with no local stars in it.
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That supernova is gorgeous.
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So does Fiorella Terenzi still count as a heavenly body?
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DrMatt wrote:So does Fiorella Terenzi still count as a heavenly body?
Her name sounds like a pasta.
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ed wrote:OK, here is the next task. Take this photo and remove all of the local stars leaving a view of the universe from just outside our galaxy. That would be cool
Slightly upgraded, more sharper, version (2009) from http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubbl ... e/xdf.html.

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As far as I can tell, there are only 2 (nearby) stars in the picture, more or less on the upper left/lower right diagonal, as you can see from the diffraction crosshairs (that's from the support of the secondary mirror – Fourier optics). The field was chosen for that.

The rest are galaxies. Mind boggling. And of course all created so that the nasty ape created by gOD in His image has tolerable living conditions on the mudlump he was exiled to…
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DrMatt wrote:So does Fiorella Terenzi still count as a heavenly body?
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Another view of Tycho's nova and stuff around it, different wavelengths.

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You might like this video about telescope mirrors:

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Apparently the Europeans are working on one with a 39-meter segmented mirror.
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Where are the craters on asteroid Itokawa? Missing -- unexpectedly. The Japanese robot probe Hayabusa approached the Earth-crossing asteroid in 2005 and returned pictures showing a surface unlike any other Solar System body yet photographed -- a surface possibly devoid of craters. The leading hypothesis for the lack of common circular indentations is that asteroid Itokawa is a rubble pile -- a bunch of rocks and ice chunks only loosely held together by a small amount of gravity. If so, craters might not form so easily -- or be filled in whenever the asteroid gets jiggled by a passing planet or struck by a massive meteor. Recent Earth-based observations of asteroid Itokawa have shown that one part of the interior even has a higher average interior density than the other part, another unexpected discovery. The Hayabusa mission returned soil samples from Itokawa which are also giving clues the ancient history of the unusual asteroid and our entire Solar System.
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That's no asteroid.

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Space dragon dookie.
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